Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
As I've been blogging, they will spend almost a million dollars on fiber optics, but will cry the blues about a reduction in state aid and the economy to justify a cut of $90,000 for private school busing.
I’m told the School Board last night discussed how to spend stimulus money the district is getting. I'm guessing it won’t be on transportation safety for children.
One of the attendees at last night’s meeting e-mailed me the following:
“Perhaps more entertaining was the 15 minute discussion on whether or not the Board should meet with taxpayers prior to their regularly scheduled Board meetings to get input from those citizens who may not feel comfortable speaking in a large group during the open meeting. The Board sought legal counsel on the issue. This being hilarious in light of the fact one of the areas mentioned for cuts in the new budget is legal expenses!”
Fifteen minutes before a meeting, 15 minutes into a meeting, 15 minutes after a meeting, what’s the difference? This school board, despite all the talk about being your voice and listening, etc, etc, simply doesn’t care.
That's just "My Board's Eye View."
Our FranklinNOW blogging School Board member, I'm confident, would have gladly informed us on her blog about last night's school board meeting, but she ("I am your voice") was apparently too busy earlier this morning writing on her OTHER blog about Michael Jackson.
Priorities, folks. Priorities.